Morning Glories #1
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Morning Glories #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The most anticipated new series of the year starts here! Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, but behind it's hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - arcticlad Dec 23, 2010

    This issue is brilliant. I believe the first issue has gone on to a fourth printing, and Im not shocked because I can tell that this series is going to be amazing. To anyone that has missed this book, just get it, you wont regret it. Nick Spencer seems to want to keep this series going and going, so trust me guys, its worth a catch-up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 17, 2010

    I'd warn (again) that this is not a peppy, feel-good story - but it is dark and compelling and a heck of a good start. I'll be back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 12, 2010

    I had no plans to pick this up, but after it had been heavily hyped over the last few months, I felt that it was worth a shot. I'm glad I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Miguel Perez Aug 11, 2010

    With a few mini-series under his belt, Nick Spencer has certainly been making a name for himself over at Image in the last year. Now with Morning Glories he's determined to make the rest of the comic book world stand up and take notice. Assuming he delivers more of what made this issue such a pleasant surprise, I have no doubt he'll succeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 13, 2010

    After just one issue, I'm addicted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - B. Schatz Aug 12, 2010

    All in all, this is a pretty fantastic debut - and it looks like it might have the power to stick around. Diamond has stated that they have already sold out of the first print run, and Image has a second printing set to arrive on September 1st. Check your local comic shop to see if they have some copies left, and nab one today - or alternatively, berate them for being out and demand some second print action. For your troubles, youll be rewarded with 44 story pages for a scant $3.99 American - a deal on top of a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 8, 2010

    If you like some conspiracy mixed with some elements of horror then you might like this issue. Because it's a Nick Spencer book you know you will get entertained and you will be taken on a ride that will yank you in one direction and then another. Don't be fooled thinking this is an X-Men derivative because it is not. The book is a promising start to the series and I definitely recommend picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Aug 10, 2010

    Few new writers in the industry seem to be rising in profile as rapidly as Nick Spencer, and Morning Glories stands only to accelerate that trend. If DC and Marvel dont already have him on their radar, theyre bound to after this one hits the shelves. Its an exciting first issue with a strong cast that has me really wanting to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 11, 2010

    The double-sized debut issue of "Morning Glories" works in a large part because it bucks the usual trends for books like this. Nick Spencer embraces the odd mysteries and unseen darkness of the school, throwing it in our and the characters' faces, a tactic that only raises more questions. His writing is fearless here and makes me wonder what's in store as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson August 12, 2010 Aug 12, 2010

    Solid B, check it or wreck it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Aug 15, 2010

    What really pulls this book along is the mystery surrounding everything and the surprisingly well-developed characters. I may not have seen anything too new here, but that didnt really bother me. Morning Glories managed to get its hooks into me early on and it now has me intrigued. Ill definitely be back for issue number two, but I really want to see Nick Spencer add some new twists to the plot that can make it stand out a little more. I am a little worried that if this doesnt happen, I will start to lose interest, but I hoping this is not the case and want to see great things from Morning Glory Academy and its students. Read Full Review

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